School Laptops Not Teachers’ Property




rlg laptopsLaptops supplied by the government to schools are for students’ academic work and not for the private use of teachers, Mr Francis Kofi Korankye, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Heman-Lower- Denkyira, has said.

According to him, reports reaching his office indicated that some teachers in other districts were using the laptops as their bonafide property for their private work.

Mr Korankye was addressing the general meeting of the District Assembly at Twifo Heman where he used the occasion to warn teachers in his District who might be indulging in that practice, to stop, saying they would be sanctioned when caught.

He together with the Assembly members expressed concern over the exorbitant fares charged by drivers operating in the District, and warned them against such acts saying they should charge only the stipulated fares to ensure peace.

On revenue, Mr Korankye expressed regret that the Assembly could not achieve its target of GH¢228,672 of Internally Generated Funds from January to August, as it was able to collect only GH¢88,607 representing 38.75 per cent.

He noted that the District also over spent its revenue budget by GH¢604.56, saying that this was not good enough as a new Assembly.

“I cannot be a happy man standing in front of the House delivering this address, because our financial situation is nothing to write home about”, he declared.

Mr Korankye said, revenue mobilisation had fallen so much so that the District could sometimes not summon meetings to plan and exploit the numerous potentials it had to help turn its fortunes around.

At the meeting, efforts to elect a President Member for the Assembly failed as the two persons who were nominated, could not get the two-thirds majority of the 27 votes cast.

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